Book Review: Almost Home


Madisen eloquently analyzes some of life’s universal themes within the framework of a house. Whether it’s the garden, the bedroom, or the front porch, Madisen takes you into her own “home,” sharing some of the most intimate parts of her life so that you might also, someday, feel free to share some of yours.

Filled with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations from Melody Hansen, this boldly intimate, preternaturally wise, and emotionally candid collection encourages you to consider what home means to you–whether it’s in the lush, green-lawned suburbs or a city apartment–and, more importantly, explores how you can find it even when home feels like it’s on the far-off horizon.


When it comes to Madison Kuhn novels at the beginning – you get a sense of relaxation. A great opportunity to really dive into a read that will help to inspire and really reflect upon your own thoughts. From the first poem in this, I really understand where Madison is coming from, well in terms of relating to it as we do feel homeless from time to time especially as we grow up. However, the fact that everyone is growing up having a real sense of belonging whereas she does not – I really relate to.

“no matter how much I love the man whose clothes hang in the closet next to mine I am afraid of the uncertainty the fickleness of things”

However, by the end of the novel I felt bored and that my time was wasted because all her happy moments for the most part relies on a man. A new perspective on this novel would have been appreciated as it was quite negative to read and was a drag after the introduction.

2/5 Stars

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